Volume 105 Issue 2 Oct. 8 – 21, 2014
OUR 100th YEAR
STOUTONIA UW–Stout’s Student-run News Source
IN THIS ISSUE:
Campus e-cig ban may be put to vote • PONG Expo LAN • Women’s golf: Conference championship
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STOUTONIA Issue 03 Vol. 105 Oct. 8 - Oct. 21
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BREAKING NEWS Crosswalk Standoff
Do they count?
Wall of Hope
The best kind of wall
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Chancellors College Years What was he like?
New Packaging Club A brand new box!
Pong Expo Lan
48 hours of video games!
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Ready to take next step
Naatz finds success On and off the field
COLUMNS 04 LINDSEY TRIES
ENTERTAINMENT 14 AERIAL CAMERAS
SPORTS 21 BY THE NUMBERS
NEWS 09 RENTING TIPS
ENTERTAINMENT 15 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ENTERTAINMENT 17 MTG “ON GOLDEN POND” SPORTS 20 MENS SOCCER CLUB
SPORTS 21 FOOTBALL PREVIEW
NEWS 10 CAREER CONFERENCE NEWS 11 MILITARY FRIENDLY CAMPUS
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smooth criminals Tales of stupidity from Menomonie, Wisconsin
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Officers responded to two intoxicated people lying in the hallway of one of the residence halls. They were cited for underage consumption and for being a tripping hazard. A driver was stopped after running a stop sign and then proceeding the wrong way on a one way street. He was cited accordingly: as a typical Wisconsin driver. Police were called to a report of a theft of a laptop from a dorm room. Minutes later the reporting party called to say that they found the computer in their car. Way to jump to conclusions. An officer observed a subject throw a can into a bush. The can turned out to be an alcohol container. She was cited for open container and warned for littering. A beer in the bush is worth a ticket in the hand. At the wrestling event in Johnson Field House, a male subject jumped into the ring, “slammed” a beer and ran off. Officers working the event caught the subject, with the assistance of a couple pro wrestlers. He was cited for disorderly conduct. The subject was identified as El Borracho Desordenado, a famous alcoholic Luchador. Police were called for a disorderly male at Johnson Field house. He was demanding to be let into the building, but was denied due to his intoxication and not having a student ID. He became angry and disruptive. He was cited for disorderly conduct and given a ride home. Officers learned that Menomonie Police had already cited the man for underage consumption earlier that evening. I wish I had that kind of determination to go to the gym.
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Alfresco Outing Club Student Org Spotlight Grace Arneberg Editor-In-Chief
If you’re looking for a way to get a break from classes, spend some time outdoors and make some new friends, University of Wisconsin–Stout’s Alfresco Outing Club is your group. The Alfresco Outing Club is an outdoors-oriented group that coordinates a variety of outings such as camping, hiking, backpacking and canoeing. “We’re student-run so we have a lot of say in the activities we do,” said sophomore Nathan Datt, Alfresco’s media coordinator and public relations officer. “We’re open to suggestions; we want to do what people want to do. The activities are there to form connections.” The club is open to anyone who is interested, with a membership fee of $25 each semester and a variety of outings to fit a wide range of interests. The group plans to go on at least one weekend outing each month, as well as a few day trips. They have also taken spring break trips in the past. The group has already taken their first trip of the year to Madeline Island in Bayfield, Wis. Their next event will be a camping trip in Hayward, Wis. on Oct. 17 to 19. Anyone interested should reserve a spot one to two weeks in advance with a small reservation fee. The group is very flexible and open to input from its members whether it be about details such as meals and carpooling or suggestions for future outings. “We try to make it accessible to anyone,” said senior and club President Bart Hallgren. “We’re open to anyone who wants to be involved.” Numbers for each event range from 10 to 25 people. The group has members with a variety of ages and majors, but they all have one thing in common: they like to be outdoors. “Sometimes people show up without knowing anyone else, but by the end of the trip everyone is comfortable with each other,” said Hallgren. “People meet others and form bonds that they normally wouldn’t.” “It really just feels like a group of
Lindsey tries: An earlier bedtime Lindsey Rothering Entertainment Writer
Remember when you were little and hated nap time, and now you debate on a weekly basis if you should start an online petition to legally mandate nap time for college students? No, just me? Oh. This week, I decided to change all of that. Between 8 a.m. classes and unwavering night owl tendencies, I was tired of being tired. My course schedule doesn’t allow for a nap, so I decided to hit the hay a few hours earlier. Crawling into bed, I was so convinced that getting more sleep would leave me completely refreshed and maybe not even be in need of coffee—and I was right! I woke up feeling great. But that’s where it all started to go downhill. Waking up without hitting the snooze button left me with so much time that I ended up changing my outfit four times and making two cups of coffee to have a side-by-side comparison of brew strength, just for fun. I arrived at my art history class approximately 11 minutes early, a record for me. So few students had arrived that I almost started getting anxiety. What do the other kids do with all this extra time? Are they looking at me? Is my hair okay? Should I have chosen another shirt? Once class ended, I decided to reward myself with a fancy fast food
breakfast. Burger King has better iced coffee but McDonald’s has awesome biscuits, so I decided on both places (I’m a fatty, okay?). Since I was not about to bring a BK cup into a McDonald’s, I chugged it on the way and started thinking that drinking a large iced coffee on an empty stomach wasn’t the smartest idea. I dizzily ordered two hash browns and one sausage biscuit, because it was the cheapest biscuit-themed item and in my overactive mental state I thought asking, “Can I get one plain biscuit, please?” was too much work. Hearing an employee holler “Two sausage biscuits!” had me flailing towards the counter so fast my brain hadn’t realized my mistake until I was outside: That was not my order. Going back inside seemed far too embarrassing—really, who grabs someone else’s food? I ended up skulking in the driver’s seat and mourning my orphaned hash browns. After an intensive internal debate about going to bed earlier (Pro: enough time to get ready. Con: accidental food theft), I decided it’s just not for me. You’re welcome, McDonald’s customers.
friends planning and going on a camping trip,” said Datt. Even in less than desirable circumstances, the trips are always enjoyable. Datt recalled a trip last year to the Porcupine Mountains in the Upper Peninsula, where they had a two-mile hike into the campsite without knowing beforehand that there would be deep snow to trudge through. “Even though at the time it felt like we had wasted a day, the social aspect was great,” Datt said. “I felt really connected
to everybody there. We learn things from every trip and hope to improve what we can each time.” “It’s definitely more successful when there’s more involvement,” said Hallgren. “The more people that are engaged, the better the trip will be.” Alfresco Outing Club meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. For details about each week’s meeting location or about upcoming events, check out the group’s OrgSync page or email Bart Hallgren at email@example.com
[“Lindsey tries” documents the misadventures of a 22-year-old transfer student.]
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BREAKING NEWS Five day crosswalk standoff finally ends Eric Koeppel Online Manager
The most epic crosswalk standoff in Menomonie history came to an end on Friday, Oct. 3. University of Wisconsin–Stout senior Shelly Campbell was attempting to cross Crescent Street on her walk to North Campus on the morning of Monday, Sept. 29, when the fiasco began. “I was waiting for a car to pass that crosswalk near Waterfront, but it started to slow down,” explained Campbell. “Then the driver signaled for me to cross and, well, things started getting pretty weird after that.” “In retrospect I should have just stopped completely, but after I signaled to the pedestrian she waved back at me,” said Hank Blorgenstein, whose indecisive driving approach led to one of the greatest wastes of time in human history. “I couldn’t tell what that meant. Was she thanking me? Or was she signaling for me to go first?” The conundrum escalated quickly as both foot and automobile traffic collected near the crosswalk. “It was madness! Every time I would take a step he would inch forward,” Campbell said. “At first I was like, wait, is this guy playing a goof on me?” “I wasn’t playing no goof on no one,” said Blorgenstein. “You see, I was eating Raisenettes at the time but I kept dropping them, so every time I would bend down to pick one up I’d accidentally remove my foot from the break.” “You’d be surprised how often bite size candy is involved in these types of situations,” said Officer Tom Blankenship, who worked tirelessly to resolve what will go down in history as “Crosswalkegaddon.” Eventually both Campbell and Blorgenstein turned to silent protest for the remaining five days as crowds of awestruck Menomonie citizens crowded around to watch the incident unfold. Meanwhile pedestrians and drivers opted to just avoid travel on that part of Crescent Street until the situation played itself out.
“Shelly Campbell is my freaking hero! She’s just so brave for doing this,” remarked onlooker Liz Shlorpal, who is now the president of Campbell’s newly created fan club, Team Shelly. “I think I speak for all Campbell-heads out there when I say that pedestrians should always have the right of way, especially when it comes to crosswalks near universities.” “No man, you got it all wrong,” argued Bob Jenga, who sides with Blorgenstein on the matter. “You see, if you’re driving that means you’re in a car, and since cars are generally faster and bigger than people, they should have the right of way.” By Friday morning hundreds of passionate onlookers just like Shlorpal and Jenga had chosen sides and an intense rivalry between them quickly developed. Later that afternoon some members of Team Shelly slashed the tires of Blorgenstein’s Chevy Equinox and a full on riot broke out. “Eventually I just couldn’t take it anymore,” Campbell explained. “People were uprooting parking meters and flipping cars all because this knucklehead of a driver couldn’t decide if he wanted to let me cross or not. It was nuts!” “We were just about ready to unleash the tear gas when Miss Campbell retreated,” said Officer Blankenship. “After that people seemed to stop caring almost immediately.” “I don’t blame the pedestrian for walking away at that point,” said Blorgenstein. “Quite frankly, I am now able to look back on the incident and confidently say ‘Man, that whole thing was really stupid.’ I mean, if us drivers would all just agree to take the ten seconds it usually requires to stop for pedestrians at crosswalks then none of this would have happened.” By Friday night the crowds had cleared away from Crescent Street and the crosswalk had returned to its usual semi-hectic condition.
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E-CIG BAN MAY BE PUT TO VOTE Derek Woellner News Writer
Last week, discussion began on whether the University of Wisconsin–Stout’s Tobacco Free Policy should include electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs. The policy change could potentially ban the use of e-cigs on campus. Since 2010, Stout has been tobacco free which, under the definitions of the policy, means “an environment in which there is no use of lighted cigarettes, cigars, pipes or other smoking materials. The term also includes smokeless tobacco products which result in expectorant.” Stout was the first four-year public university in Wisconsin to place a ban on tobacco, and since then University of Wisconsin– River Falls and University of Wisconsin– Stevens Point have followed suit. However within their tobacco policies, both of the other universities have also included e-cigs as a banned product. Because of this, Stout will be revisiting its policy, which was written before e-cigs were prevalent on campus. Many students are indifferent about the ban, but there are strong opinions on both sides of the issue. Sophomore Patrick Best thinks we should “just ban it, it’s a tobacco product and this is a tobacco free campus so I thought is was kind of an unspoken rule already that they would be banned.” The Food and Drug Administration shares Best’s view as the federal agency is currently pushing to re-classify e-cigs as tobacco products. In opposition to the ban, sophomore Ryan Boehm remarked, “The ban on e-cigs, I think, would be really stupid. For one, they are not tobacco and nothing burns so there is no smoke with it, it’s water vapor.” Boehm went on to add, “If they ban e-cigs then what will they ban next? Will they ban body spray if I say I don’t like the way it smells? Will I have to go outside to put on body spray because it bothers someone? They also only seem to listen to non-smokers and it seems to me they are just worried about saving face.” Doug Mell, chairman of the Tobacco-Free Policy Implementation Committee, brought the possibility of an e-cig ban to the attention of the Stout Student Association. Although no timeline is set, Mell hopes to move quickly on a decision. Moving forward, the SSA may put the banning of e-cigs to a vote.
Rachel Niebur a 5th year Studio Art major smoking an e-cig in front of the MSC. Amanda Ridenour/Stoutonia
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Building a Wall of
Hope Barbara Young News Editor
Walking through the Memorial Student Center last week led many students to wonder why there was a construction zone beside Brew Devils. Pi Lambda Phi took the idea of building up community hope and made it literal with their Wall of Hope last week on campus. “It is something that can represent all of their hopes for the future on campus,” said Jonathan Cardenas (5th year), Pi Lambda Phi’s vice president of education and development. “And we just thought painting bricks would be a little bit more fun and a
Shannon Sawatzki, a second year student, paints a brick for the wall.
good way for people to express their hope.” Throughout the week of Sept. 29 through Oct. 3, the Wall of Hope offered an opportunity for students who wanted to paint a brick to express their idea of hope. The event earned $1,232 that went toward the
Ryan Moenning a sophomore stands in front of the Wall of Hope.
Foundation of Elimination of Prejudice.
The foundation works toward putting on future programs like the Wall of Hope in an effort to educate and promote anti-prejudice ideas. “We want students to take away the idea that everyone has hope,” Cardenas said. “Each individual who put a brick in has hope and when you put these bricks together you build a strong community.” The week began with a speech from Wing Young Huie. “He is a professional photographer and he went and showed photos [of students with chalkboards] … on which they’d written thoughts that they had about their identity… and he went and showed these photos to larger communities,” Cardenas said. The idea behind the project was to break down barriers between people. Cardenas felt the Wall of Hope was an appropriate small-scale way to start off a week centered around a similar idea. “[We let] people see other people’s hopes and learn a little bit about their fellow students,” he said. The success of the event exceeded expectations. “We are already around 200 bricks sold and we only brought 350,” Cardenas said on Thursday. The bricks sold quickly, eventually filling the entire wall. The 350 bricks of hope will be on display in the Merle Price Commons for the next year or two near room 130. “This is really just the beginning,” said Cardenas. “Just getting people to start thinking about some of these things and how we can be a community while still having these different hopes and desires.”
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CHANCELLOR’S COLLEGE DAYS Barbara Young News Editor
By now every University of Wisconsin– Stout student knows who Chancellor Bob Meyer is, but did you know he started out his illustrious career in our very own Milnes Hall? A list of all of his career successes and details can be found online for anyone interested in his qualifications to be our chancellor, but we’re going to assume you’ve already read those details and that you’d rather know Chancellor Meyer as a person. What better way to get to know him then find out about his college experience as a student at Stout?! Meyer began his career path toward chancellor with the simple wish to become a tech-ed teacher, and Stout was just the place for him to begin his journey. “What got me interested in Stout was my high school tech-ed teachers had graduated from Stout,” said Meyer. “They were just really enthusiastic about it so I decided to do that and come to campus and check it out. Stout was well-renowned for teacher education … I walked around [campus] and the [machine] shops here were absolutely amazing. If you enjoyed technology education, the technology that they had here was top shelf. I made a decision to come here, and I did from 1975 to 1980.” Once at Stout, Meyer began to get involved in various activities and groups. He took part in Alfresco Club outings and spent a lot of time outdoors with his floor mates, the “sought after” second floor Milnes boys. “We had a lot of fun and I can’t tell you about any of that,” said Meyer. He remains loyal to his floormates to this day, not wanting to endanger anyone’s reputations, but he did share one story from second floor Milnes, however he did not participate. “My floor had gone on a panty raid. Second Milnes went over to second Keith and stole the underwear of the girls while they were in their floor meeting. They were not happy with that,” Meyer said. “They really got even with us. They waited,” he said. “The raid happened in October and they waited until January… when the buildings were really cold. They came over and they raided the guys’ wardrobe. They soaked all of our underwear in cold water and threw it up against the cold buildings.” “After the raid you could walk through the campus and you could see second Milnes underwear adorning all of the buildings. Some of [the underwear] they
Bob Meyer being crowned King of the Winter carnival during his college days.
put in pickle buckets and they froze them into blocks so there were these ice monoliths of underwear across the campus. I thought it was very creative. We didn’t mess with second Keith anymore.” Meyer went on to work as a Resident Advisor for two years. During his time as an RA, Meyer enjoyed making connections with his residents and having fun, but when it came time to enforce the rules, he had his own style. “We had one guy that used to come back [intoxicated] that wasn’t from our floor. He would always punch through the glass of the fire extinguisher case,” Meyer said. “So, I changed the glass on it and put plexiglass in there.” “He came in and kept trying to break it and it wouldn’t break for him so I caught him because he was out there [punching] it. He gave me enough time that I could get out [to the hallway] and ID who it was. I was kind of yelled at for it as an RA because you’re not supposed to do
that, but I thought that was kind of a novel approach.” While Meyer had a lot of fun as a Stout student, he is most proud of the contributions he made as an SSA member. While a member, Meyer served as a student senator, assistant to the president and vice president of student activities. During his time with the senate Meyer helped change the law on voter registration so students would need to use their licenses in conjunction with the university’s housing list to register, which later became a policy of the state. Meyer’s college experiences shaped who he is today in many ways, and he enjoyed every minute of it. To current students he said, “Enjoy the ride and take it all in. You never know how it’s shaping you and how it’s going to lead to something important for you in the future so keep an open mind and absorb it.”
HORIZON Derek Woellner News Writer
Living off campus can be a great experience. For many University of Wisconsin–Stout students, next school year will be the first time they are living on their own without supervision. In order to usher in the next generation of renters, a panel of experienced seniors have gathered to offer advice. Panel members include two-year renters Derek Woellner, Amanda Groth and Chip Douglas. Looking for a house There are two options when looking for a place to rent: either act quickly or wait it out. Acting quickly will assure you more options to choose from and make your summer a little less stressful, but waiting it out saves you time and energy. Sometimes roommates make last minute decisions, drop out and a spot needs to be filled. Those who have been waiting it out will be able to be the heroes that fill those spaces. If you choose to be one of those who act quickly, it is important to diversify your search methods. By touring, looking online and asking around you can find a place that best fits your needs. A great place to meet landlords, check out properties and maybe even find a roommate is the Housing Fair. The Housing Fair is put on by the Stout Student Association and will be happening November 6 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center Great Hall. Comparing prices When shopping for a place to rent, the costs can be distributed in different ways. Utilities, Internet and cable may or may not be included in the price. If the property doesn’t have a washer and dryer you’ll be paying pounds of quarters at the laundro-
NEWS • 9 mat. Also, there is usually a security deposit that needs to be paid at the time the lease is signed. Unlike the laundromat, you do not pay the security deposit in quarters. Finding roommates When evaluating a potential roommate, it is important to pay extra attention to the person’s level of craziness, because that level will rise once you are living together. Friend may turn foe as dishes pile up and toilet paper runs out. But don’t let that scare you away; sometimes the pros outweigh the cons. Living alone is way more expensive and there will be no one around to play Mario Kart with. Solving problems After picking a place and a few roommates it’s time to move in, but first go through the property and make sure that it’s clean. If your new place is dirty, contact your landlord. Most landlords and rental companies will pay to have the place cleaned or will offer to reimburse you for doing it yourself. Sometimes repairs need to be made on the property. Contacting your landlord will usually solve the problem. If your landlord refuses to fix the problem you can file a complaint with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade
and Consumer Protection. Their Online Landlord Tenant Complaint Form can be found on the agency’s website. Another option when dealing with a reluctant landlord is to lawyer up. This past August, Stout senior Chloe Fetter, suffered a broken ankle after a brick on her front step came loose. She contacted her landlord and asked if they would pay her medical bills but they refused. Fetter’s next step was to ask a lawyer friend if he would be willing to represent her. She then contacted her landlord again, this time saying, “Just so you know I have a lawyer who is representing me. If you don’t pay my medical bills I will be bringing you to court.” That was all it took. “They called me back and were like, ‘Okay, here’s the insurance number. Give them a call and they’ll take care of the bills’” Fetter explained. Going forward Renting your first place is a milestone in your college career. The new responsibilities will prepare you for life after graduation. It will surely be a fulfilling accomplishment as you learn to live within your means and create lasting friendships with your roomies. No matter what problems arise you will learn that they are solvable and that you can deal with anything.
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Last year, over 2,000 students attended the Career Conference.
Incoming Career Conference Barbara Young News Editor
Over 300 employers will converge on University of Wisconsin–Stout’s Sports and Fitness Center between Oct. 14 and 15. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., students are invited to network, interview and take a look at many prospective employers. “The Career Conference is a two-day career event where students have the opportunity to meet with employers that are interested in hiring students for full time jobs or co-cop positions,” said Bryan Barts, career services director. This is the Career Services Office’s 36th year of putting on this event, which wouldn’t be possible without the 175 student volunteers. A board of proactive students, the Executive Career Conference Committee, is in charge of piecing the event together. “Students who are showing initiative and serving in volunteer roles play a pivotal role in the success of the event. It’s a critical piece,” said Barts. Invitations are sent out to companies throughout the summer. Many of these companies come back every year, while
some are new to the event. “A lot of them have a history of coming here because of the quality of the candidates,” said Barts. Each day offers a different selection of employers with varying degree wants, but students are encouraged to venture outside the boundaries of their major. “Often times there are companies that do not fully grasp all of the majors that could be a good fit for them,” Barts said. “I always encourage students to look at companies not listing their specific major.” The conference is always a large event, but this year students will be able to navigate through the conference and budget their time wisely with the help of the new Stout Career Fair app. The app has a list of companies in attendance, a fair map, announcements and tips on how to get the most out of the career fair. There will be about 170 companies doing same/next day interviews at the conference, so students should be prepared. Students wanting to brush up on their
interviewing skills can visit CareerLinks and check out Interview Stream, which allows them to practice interviewing skills through a webcam in their own home. However, the conference isn’t just for students looking for employment. “An event like this is primarily viewed as an event for job seekers and co-ops,” Barts said. “However, a lot of students, especially freshmen and sophomores can use this opportunity to network and build relationships with companies whom they may be interested in working for down the road.” In addition to online resources, Career Services offers Career Conference Crash Courses that occur during Oct. 7 through 9. Check out the Career Services website for specific times and locations. If you’re thinking you’d rather wait until spring to actually look for a summer internship or co-op, don’t worry. Last year was the premiere of the Spring Career Conference, which Barts says will happen again this spring.
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Military friendly campus: That’s us! Barbara Young News Editor
America’s veterans deserve an easy transition back into civilian life when they move on to college, and University of Wisconsin–Stout has worked to assist its veterans throughout the years. In honor of Stout’s efforts, the school has received the Military Friendly Campus award from Victory Media for the fifth year in a row. “We’ve done a number of things with getting additional resources to support veterans on campus,” said John Bensend, Stout’s Military Education Benefits Coordinator. Bensend’s main job on campus is to ensure veterans and their spouses or dependents receive the education benefits they earned through service, but that isn’t all he does. He has served as a point-ofcontact for veterans looking to move into Menomonie as well as assist them in networking with their fellow undergraduates. “A lot of time we end up covering [the small thing] because our people like to have one point-of-contact and have somebody they can trust and work with,” said Bensend. “We work heavily with our student veteran organization as a way to get veteran students in contact with other veteran students,” he said. “Peer to peer seems to work the best, especially when you’re trying to navigate through college. It always seems to help to have a friend or somebody
you can relate with.” It is for this reason that the Veteran’s Club on campus exists. Tyler Fregine, sophomore and vice president of the Veteran’s Club and a student in the Department of Veterans Affairs workstudy program, believes the club serves an important role of connecting veterans. “If you’re returning from active duty or deployment it may be an interesting challenge [to connect with classmates],” Fregine said. “A lot of people have a hard time with college being less structured [than service]. Having other people who’ve been through that experience [will] help you adjust and make the most out of it.” This year and next are exciting times for the veteran’s programs on campus as the facilities have and will continue improving. “This year we constructed an office,” said Bensend, “which was the first dedicated office to support the role for the military education benefits coordinator and also our work-study students.” In January, construction is expected to begin on a Military and Veterans Resource Center on the third floor of Bowman Hall. It is expected to open in the spring of 2015. This space will provide veterans with a place to receive assistance when they are in need. Stout currently services about 368 veterans and military students.
“Having been through [the transition],” Fregine said, “it’s nice to be able to turn it around and find the people who are having a difficult time transitioning to school life and to try and turn that around and talk them through it.”
Tyler Fregine, vice president of the Veteran’s Club Contributed/Stoutonia
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NEW PACKAGING FOR AN OLD BOX
Barb Young News Editor
A few years ago, the Packaging Organization at University of Wisconsin– Stout fell into some trouble. It was reported that a few members became intoxicated and acted out enough to anger workers at the hotel and drivers of the group’s bus during a group trip. A complaint was filed to the Stout Student Association, who, in turn, investigated the group. After a serious investigation by the Organizational Affairs Conduct Oversight Committee, the organization was found guilty of breaking the student organization alcohol policy. The part of the policy that got the organization in trouble states, “Organizations hosting events, either officially or unofficially, where alcohol is present must have a licensed third party vendor.” The group provided their own alcohol and thus were in opposition to the rules. Because of this, the organization was suspended. However, a new packaging organization,
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set on becoming better and more useful to students in the Packaging major, was recently recognized by the SSA. Packaging Association of UW–Stout came together through the work of three packaging majors, Julia Anastasi (senior), Jenna Coulson (junior) and Colin Drahos (junior). “We are more education and career focused,” said Anastasi, president of the organization. “We really want to represent the school well and create something the students are proud of.” The new association is comprised of an entirely different set of students than the original. The group intends to work hard at becoming a group that will help its members in their careers. The focus of the group is building a strong network with fellow students and packaging employers. The group plans to host lectures and visit packaging firms and conferences. To be an active member of the group, students must attend seven meetings per semester and volunteer upwards of 10 hours. Those
who complete these tasks will be in the final membership report that will be given to employers at the career conferences on campus. A word of caution: the Packaging Organization learned the hard way what happens to those who aren’t willing to represent Stout in a positive light. The SSA looks very seriously into how organizations are representing the Stout community. When the SSA recognizes an organization it means the SSA and the university itself supports everything about the group, including its actions and the way it is run. In order for this to be a statement that means something to anyone looking in on Stout organizations, the SSA must hold groups to a certain standard. These standards can be found in the Student Org Code of Conduct. This document outlines the expectations for all organizations on campus and can be found, along with many other documents aimed to inform groups on campus, on the SSA website, ssa.uwstout.edu
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Pong Expo LAN let the games begin! Matthew Gundrum Entertainment Writer
PONG, the People’s Organization of Network Gaming, officially kicked off their first LAN party on Oct. 3. It was here where gamers from around campus united for a 48-hour gaming marathon. This massive event sprawled across the Memorial Student Center’s Great Hall and all three ballrooms. Upon my arrival, it was clear that this was a big deal. Students hauled in their desktops, laptops and consoles by the hundreds to play a number of different games and participate in tournaments. Jacob Toetz, a sophomore in the Game Design and Development major, sat in eager anticipation next to his $2,000 desktop. When asked about what events he intended to partake in, he responded with “the League of Legends tournament.” League of Legends, often referred to as ‘League’ or ‘LoL,’ is always a major hit at these LAN parties. “It’s definitely the most popular game that gets played,” confirmed PONG Vice President, Daniel McCarten. No surprise, seeing as the game is played by 27 million players daily. Not all LAN attendees are looking to play “League” though. In fact, some have more casual outlooks altogether. Jacob Tran, a junior in the Game Design and Development major, explained, “Most of the time I just go for the Trackmania event because it’s always open. I look at the tournaments as I go on.” But when asked about what he looked forward to most, he answered promptly with “prize drawings.” “Everybody that registers for the event gets two prize tickets and for winning events you get more prize tickets and then we run a raffle,” said McCarten. “We have a Minecraft keychain, Mario and Luigi hats, laser
David Westphal, a senior in Retail Merchandising and Management, plays Blacklight; Retribution at the 48-hour event.
gun, clip-on microphone and Eevee Pokémon action figure,” he said, while scrolling down a list of prizes available to registered attendees. These are primarily won through the various game tournaments hosted throughout the 48-hour event. However, the LAN party has much more going on than just gaming. “We do have some geeky culture stuff,” said PONG President Jordan Loeck. “We have meme jeopardy, which is basically internet trivia.” The agenda also includes the dollar chug where attendees can chug dollar store soda for prize tickets and a download tournament where participants compete for the highest download speeds. One of the most significant achievements for PONG in relation to the LAN party was their sponsorship with streaming giant, Twitch.tv. “It allows anybody to stream whatever they’re playing to their channel,” said Loeck. “It’s kind of like YouTube: pick a channel, watch it, subscribe, whatever.” The sponsorship, which happened over summer, yielded an unusually large number of prizes for PONG to give away at the LAN party. According to Loeck, Amazon’s recent acquisition of Twitch made this so. “They basically gave us their whole inventory of stuff. So there will be prizes for each attendee of this LAN from Twitch.” Although the LAN event is about promoting a carefree environment while having fun with fellow gamers,
lots of work goes into making the event run smoothly. “We do a lot of organizing,” said Loeck. An understatement, if anything. The club employs a variety of resources to keep the LAN party a haven for gamers. Event coordinators, network supervisors, tournament coordinators and the president himself all act as cogs in one finely tuned piece of machinery: working together to provide the best possible experience for attendees. PONG has gone so far as appointing a sponsorship liaison executive position. This position, filled by Lucas Benotsch, is solely in charge of racking up sponsors for big PONG events such as the LAN party. “Lucas has been working really hard in getting us a bunch of new sponsors so that’s how we got Twitch,” McCarten said about this relatively new position. “He got elected this spring.” Going the extra mile to acquire sponsors cements their reputation as a club that works hard to serve its members. After all, these LAN parties are essentially PONG’s defining moments as an organization so it is imperative that they’re done right. I was certainly impressed by the overall scope and level of organization that the party boasted. The event itself may run on gaming and competitive spirit, but at its core, it provides a fun and friendly atmosphere for gamers of all kinds to unite under a common interest.
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Daniel Degallier, a senior in Business Administration, takes a selfie with his T-16 as it flies above him.
T-16 Aerials take the camera
to the skies Billy Tuite Entertainment Editor
Daniel Degallier is living the dream. He’s made a business out of flying remote-controlled drone helicopters, with cameras attached, and capturing photos and video from above. For him, the sky is quite literally the limit. Degallier, a senior in Business Administration, started his T-16 Aerials company as a way to turn his long-time hobby of flying radio-controlled aircraft into an aerial photo and video service. The company, in Degallier’s words, “specializes in getting a unique perspective for people.” “We are able to use our rigs to get some really cool views that neither traditional photographers nor full-scale aircraft can get,” Degallier noted. Degallier’s photos have been featured in University of Wisconsin–Stout’s social
media outlets, and he’s collaborated with other businesses and filmmakers to produce stunning video content. It’s hard to believe this all started with the simple idea of attaching a GoPro to one of his airplanes a few years ago. “I saw an opportunity to really take it somewhere and have a lot of fun doing what I love,” Degallier said. “I started to notice a lot of interest from people who I showed my work to, and that nudged me to think people are willing to buy what I am doing.” Degallier’s business isn’t quite as simple as flying a camera up in the air and taking snapshots. There’s actually plenty of thought that goes into the imagery he’s capturing. “Composition for aerial shots gets pretty complex,” Degallier said. “I am essentially never holding the camera I am shooting with, and that makes it a little tricky. Most of the time the camera is always rolling or taking photos, to maximize what I get out of each flight.” Those interested in trying their hand at aerial drone photography need only invest a little time into research and a few hundred dollars into the right equipment.
Degallier warns, however, that flying the aircraft is the hardest part. “Learning to fly is the biggest investment,” Degallier said. “I would suggest getting something without a camera first and learning how to fly that. Then add the camera, one step at a time.” For the full portfolio of Degallier’s work, check out t16aerials.com.
Aerial view of the Backyard Bash. Daniel Degallier/Contributor
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THE GALAXY to play in Applied Arts Lindsey Rothering Entertainment Writer
Television’s favorite goofball, Chris Pratt (Andy on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”), stars in “Guardians of the Galaxy” playing in Applied Arts 210 on Friday, Oct. 17. The Marvel superhero flick has Pratt playing Peter Quill, a man intent on stealing a prized orb from an evil space ruler who is set on destroying the planets. Quill then appoints himself the leader of a rag-tag group to help save the galaxy. The movie’s casting is less eclectic, featuring well-established actors known for both dramatic acting roles and comedy, which parallels the film’s mix of action and humor. The cast includes Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Lee Pace, John C. Reilly and Zoe Saldana with the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel. The cast balances well, most notably with bombshell Saldana as a space world orphan seeking remission from her past crimes. Energy brought by Saldana is the perfect counterpart to wrestler-turned-actor Bautista’s stern energy. “Guardians” opened to solid reviews, and currently boasts a 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer, seemingly impressing both those with low expectations and diehard Marvel fans alike. Showings at both 6 and 9 p.m. gives action fans two opportunities to see the film before it hits shelves later this year.
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The Menomonie theater guild presents
“On Golden Pond”
Bill Johnson and Jeanne Kussrow-Larson portray the lead roles of Narman and Ethel.
Billy Tuite Entertainment Editor
The Menomonie Theater Guild kicks off their 56th season this October with their production of Ernest Thompson’s 1978 off-Broadway comedy-drama, “On Golden Pond.” The play follows Ethel and Norman Thayer, an elderly couple, as they visit their summer cabin by Golden Pond in Maine for the 48th consecutive year. On the verge of Norman’s 80th birthday, they are visited by their divorced middle-daughter, Chelsea, and her fiancé, Bill Ray. Norman struggles to maintain a loving relationship with his daughter, but he readily takes in her fiancé’s son as the grandson he never had. What ensues is a strengthening and straining of relationships within this oftentimes dysfunctional family. Melissa Smith-Tourville is making her directorial debut with this production of “On Golden Pond.” She chose this play because it serves as “a sweet reminder of how we all have an element of dysfunction and we all are able to come together in spite of ourselves.” “I just love the show and the story,” Smith-Tourville added. “In a short period of two hours, you get to see this beautiful transformation of people that you wouldn’t expect to see change so dramatically.” The rest of the cast shares this sentiment, including Jeanne Kussrow-Larson, a
veteran actress who has performed in three other productions of “On Golden Pond.” “Quite frankly, I haven’t done a lot of theater lately because there aren’t any shows I really want to do, but I would swim the ocean to come here and do ‘On Golden Pond,’” Kussrow-Larson said. “It’s such a wonderful show.” Another attraction to this production is that it features a close-knit cast of just six performers. This small ensemble contains a tremendous amount of diversity, from a retired Stout professor, to a Colfax middle school student, to a professional actress from the west coast. “I just moved here from California and I only knew about the audition the day before it started,” said Nicholette Routhier, who is playing the part of Chelsea. “I saw a role that was in my age range and I ended up getting the part!” With such a cohesive, committed group of actors under her direction, SmithTourville set out to produce a play that really accentuates the feelings of the characters. “As any director does, I took some of my own spin and I really dove into more of the emotion of the play,” SmithTourville said. “My unique spin involved working with the characters and finding the emotion within themselves.” Indeed, “On Golden Pond” runs a whole gamut of emotions. The cast is quick to
point out that despite the dramatic, somber moments of the play, audiences will be crying from laughter as well. “Not only does it have the emotion and drama; it’s also very funny,” KussrowLarson said. “We crack ourselves up all the time.” No matter how it makes audiences feel, everyone, even Stout students, are sure to find something to enjoy about this play. “I think Stout students will find immense joy in seeing this family engage and interact,” Smith-Tourville said. “The reality of the things that happen within families will be very relatable to all viewers.” “On Golden Pond” will be playing in the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts on Oct. 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m., with matinee showings at 2 p.m. on Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26. To purchase tickets, go to menomonietheaterguild.com or call 715-231-7529.
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Volleyball team ready to take the next step Colin Marklowitz Sports Editor
Before the volleyball season started, the consensus among WIAC coaches was that University of Wisconsin–Stout would finish in the middle of the pack in the final standings. In the pre-season rankings, Stout was selected to finish eighth in the conference. Coming off two straight 15-win seasons, the Blue Devils came into the year with every intention on remaining competitive in the WIAC. Despite the fact the team featured 10 new players and a new head coach Laura Evans, the Blue Devils were still confident they had a shot to do big things. “We are a close-knit team and we want to be the [best] in our conference,” said freshman hitter Ashley Pratt (Lakeville, Minn.). Molly Brion (Jr, Cameron, Wis.) believes the Blue Devils depth and commitment to working hard are the keys to the team’s success this season. “We have a very well-rounded team with talent [at] every position,” Brion said. “Our coach has been doing a great job of keeping us ‘positive, powerful and having a poise.’ She pushes us hard, which is paying off when we play our opponents.” The Blue Devils jumped out to a 5-0 start this year before hitting a bump in the road, dropping five of their next six matches. Sitting at 6-5, the Blue Devils went into the St. Catherine University Invitational
on Sept. 19 and 20 determined and ready to play. By the end of the weekend, Stout’s season record had improved to 10-5. The winning streak came at the perfect time, with the conference portion of the Blue Devils schedule looming. “Our main goal as a team is to win the conference tournament,” said Morgan Denny (Sr, Luck, Wis.). In the WIAC opener, Stout hosted University of Wisconsin–Platteville and came away with a 3-1 victory. However, the second game of the conference season didn’t go quite so well. After winning two of the first three sets, the Blue Devils were unable to close out the match and the tenacious University of Wisconsin–River Falls squad won 21-19 in the fifth set. “Our loss to River Falls was probably the toughest and most nerve-racking game I have ever played in,” said Brion. “Our team [played] so well, the stands were going nuts and the environment was unforgettable, next time we will come up on the upside of a game like that.” With the loss fresh in their minds, Stout headed to La Crosse, Wis. for the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse Invitational and a nonconference matchup against the No. 25 University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh. The Blue Devils came in and dominated in three straight sets, handing the Titans their second loss on the season. Later in
the day, Stout kept the momentum going and defeated Luther College 3-1. With a 13-6 record a little over halfway through the season, Stout is primed for a strong run to finish out the year. Six of the Blue Devils’ remaining 11 games are conference match-ups and how they do in those games will determine whether or not they move on to the post-season. “Our team goal is to win conference and make it to the NCAA tournament,” Brion said. “We haven’t been to the NCAA tourney in quite a while now so that would be a huge accomplishment for our team. “We need to be mentally tough,” said Denny. “We have the talent, but when we focus on the negatives during a game, the talent starts to fade. As long as we stick together as a team, continue to push each other during practice and stay positive, there is no reason we shouldn’t make it to the NCAA tournament.” Check out our next issue to see how Stout does at home against the College of St. Scholastica Oct. 7 before going on the road for a pair of conference battles against University of Wisconsin–Whitewater and University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh on Oct. 10 and 11. The Blue Devils will also play Illinois Institute of Technology in Oshkosh, Wis. on Oct. 11 before returning home to take on University of Wisconsin–Superior on Wednesday, Oct. 15.
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NAATZ FINDS SUCCESS: ON AND OFF THE FIELD
Matt Haile Sports Writer
Not often do you run into someone as versatile and hard working as senior football captain and safety Tyler Naatz (Menomonie, Wis.). A well-rounded athlete and an even more rounded student, Naatz, has spent his time at University of Wisconsin– Stout earning awards both on and off the field. Tyler has been playing football here at Stout since freshmen year where he started out on the special teams unit. Within a year, he became the starting safety for the Blue Devils. Naatz has received All-Conference Honorable Mention in two of the last three years here, but to him, the sport of football is more than just tossing a ball around or taking down a wide receiver. When asked what the one thing football has given him that he’ll walk away with, Naatz confidently answered friendship. “There’s a lot of guys here on this team, and we’re all pretty tight,” he said. “These friendships will last more than just these four years here at Stout”. Naatz also said that playing on the team has taught him the importance of time management, hard work and accountability. These attributes cannot only be seen on the field, but off the field in the classroom as well. Naatz is a Plastics Engineering major who currently maintains a 3.69 GPA. He has also been a recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence every semester of his college career.
Earlier this season, Naatz was recognized for his hard work and dedication over the course of his career when his coaches nominated him for the National Footbal Foundation National-Scholar Athlete award. Coaches are allowed to nominate one player for this award. Criteria for the NFF National-Scholar Athlete award are as follows: nominee must be a senior in their last year of eligibility with a GPA of 3.2 or higher, the candidate must also show outstanding football ability and must present strong leadership and community service. On being nominated, Naatz said it was a great honor just to be considered. “I was very honored to get nominated for the award,” said Naatz. “Just being able to be selected for our team and be the guy that they’re putting forward as a good individual is pretty awesome”. However, Naatz’s success hasn’t translated to team success this season, as Stout finds its record sitting at 1-3 heading into the toughest part of the year. The Blue Devils lost their first game against Dakota Wesleyan University on Sept. 6, a game Tyler and the team felt they could have won. Since then the team has gone 1-2, with losses against Wartburg College on Sept. 20 and University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh on Oct. 4. The team’s only win came against Loras College on Sept.13. Naatz and company aren’t wasting their time looking back at the past because they already have their minds set on the big
picture; winning conference. Naatz said that he isn’t very big on stats and is willing to do anything he can to help the team become conference champs. Blue Devils will take on University of Wisconsin–Whitewater on Oct. 11 for Stout’s homecoming. The Warhawks have been ranked No.1 in Division III for quite some time and are the defending NCAA Division III National Champions. Despite this tough match-up, Naatz is beyond excited for the final homecoming game of his collegiate career. “It’ll be fun to have the crowd into it and hopefully there will be a lot of people there,” Naatz said. “Make sure you come out, support us and get loud!”
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Men’s soccer club kicks into high gear Matt Haile Sports Writer
The Men’s Soccer Club here at University of Wisconsin–Stout is a competitive team that plays other university clubs and travels within the state and sometimes to Northern Michigan. With most of the team having played soccer in high school, it really gives the players a chance to reconnect with the sport, in a way rekindling their love for the game. That isn’t always the case though, as some of the players have never played organized soccer before and just want to give it a try. The team’s current record stands at 1-5, but the players have shown a great amount of potential throughout the season. “We’ve come a long way this season and it’s been boatloads of fun. It’s nice coming out and just kicking the ball around with the guys.” said freshman defenseman Blake Miller (Lino Lakes, Minn.). The Stout men’s team came off of their first win in four years, defeating the University of Wisconsin–Platteville by a score of 5-2. The
Blue Devils were fueled by the experience and patience of club veterans Victor Oseko (Sr, Hopkins, Minn.) and Gadi Samson (So, Medford, Wis.). Stout moved the ball around with expertise and played at top form leaving the opposition in the dust. However, the clubs most recent game in Eau Claire, Wis. did not end as well, although Stout fought hard. Right off the touch of the ball, the Blue Devils hounded the defense of the Blugolds while the Stout defenseman turned away every opportunity that University of Wisconsin– Eau Claire had. Within the first 30 minutes, a pass from junior international student Sanup Shrestha (Kathmandu, Nepal) found the foot of Miller, streaking down the left wing and Miller took care of the rest, sending a ripper into the upper netting. The ecstatic Blue Devils would carry that sense of euphoria into the half, along with a 1-0 lead. The second half, however, was a completely different story. The Blugolds came out of the halftime break with something to prove, which
they did by scoring three unanswered goals on the Blue Devils. Stout’s once fiery offense was now nothing but a dwindling flame, which would be shut out for the rest of the game. In the end, it was a frustrating 3-1 loss for Stout, but one that they can definitely learn from. This past weekend, the Blue Devils traveled to Marquette University to take on the Golden Eagles and UW-Milwaukee on Saturday Oct. 4 before heading to University of Wisconsin– Stevens Point on Sunday, Oct. 5. Stout ended up coming up on the short end of all three matches. Stout finishes off their season on a weekend trip to Michigan where they take on Michigan Tech on Oct. 18 and Northern Michigan the following day. When asked about the Michigan trip, club President Stephen Vicelja (Sr, Redondo Beach, Cali.) commented, “The Michigan trip is always a great bonding experience for the team. This year we have a very solid team that plays well together, which makes the trip that much better.”
Women’s golf: conference championship Stephen Eibes Sports Writer
Behind a great season Dominant is the only way to describe the University of Wisconsin–Stout’s Women’s Golf Team this season. The Blue Devils have had one of the best fall seasons on record. In four of five tournaments this fall, they have finished in the top five teams, and in the last two tournaments the team has finished in first. They look to carry this momentum through the rest of the season into the conference championship. The Blue Devils have heavily relied on the play of four seniors: Mariah Chesley (Mankato, Minn.), Brittany McNett-Emmerich (Madison, Wis.), Megan Ramp (Batavia, Ill.) and Allison Van Heuklom (Middleton, Wis.). These four have led by example for the rest of the team. Each one has posted a top ten score at least once this season, while also keeping their individual averages under 80 strokes per round. Ramp attributes this success to the team’s focus and hard work, saying: “Our team wants to be better. We all work [on being better] in ways we know each individual needs to…having individuals work on specific areas that they might be struggling with. This is how we stay strong individually and as a team.” Coach Howie Samb stresses that the team needs to “work hard on every single shot, never give up and then we can live with the result no matter what it is.” Samb also wants the team to “play smart, show excellent course management skills and never beat themselves.” Samb was the WIAC Coach of the Year last season, and looks to
continue to motivate the ladies to work hard. The team is focused strongly on their personal goals and team goals. McNett-Emmerich and Chesley both say that the goal for the team is to win the conference championship. Stout won the WIAC Tournament in 2012, but slipped a bit and finished in second place to the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire last season. The team has used the second place finish from last season as motivation to propel themselves through this season. This has resulted in shaving off six strokes in their four-player team average, dropping it from 330 to 324 and thrusting the team into the Division III national rankings. As of Sept. 18, Stout was tied with Eau Claire at No. 16 in the DIII poll, according to GolfStat.com. The team’s success has gained them recognition to play in national invitational tournaments, including the O’Brien Invitational at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. They placed eight out of the ten, playing against the top teams in the country. “It was a great honor and reward to the ladies for their hard work,” says Coach Samb about the O’Brien Invitational. Many of the ladies believe that this tournament was the most impactful of the season, because of its level of recognition. The team also set a school record this season at the Wartburg Fall Invitational in Waverly, Iowa. Stout posted a 303 team score, which beat the previous record of the 310 team posted at the same tournament a year ago. In the team’s most recent tournaments, the Augsburg Border Battle Triangular and the Mad Dawg Invitational, the Blue Devils
won both. At the Augsburg Border Battle Triangular, the Blue Devils blew away the competition. The team’s four seniors took the top four spots and the team finished with the best overall score of 321, which was an astonishing 35 strokes better than the second place team University of Wisconsin–River Falls. In the Mad Dawg Invite, all six ladies placed in the top 12, and McNett-Emmerich finished with individual medalist honors with her score of 160. Conference champions The University of Wisconsin–Stout women’s golf team ran away with the WIAC Conference title Sunday, Oct. 5 winning by 34 strokes. They finished the first day with a score of 334, set a tournament record of 311 on the second day and took a 33 stroke lead. This pretty much sealed the title for the Blue Devils. Seniors Chesley and McNett-Emmerich both tied for second place with three round scores of 236. Van Heuklom came in fifth at 249, Ramp tied for sixth at 250, Maddy Paulson (Jr, Apple Valley, Minn.) placed 11th and Rachel Hernandez (Fr, Madison, Wis.) finished in 13th at 258. Coach Howie Samb also won the WIAC Coach of the Year at the tournament for the fifth time. The Blue Devils will play in the Division III National Championship for the second time in four years. The championship will be held in Howey-in-the-Hills Fla. May 12, 2015. Here, the Blue Devils will compete against the top teams in the nation with the goal of coming out on top.
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Blue Devils By The Numbers Stephen Eibes, Sports Writer
Top five finishes (in five events) for the Blue Devil men’s golf team during the fall season.
Kills per set that Morgan Denny (Sr, Luck,Wis.) is averaging this year, a career high for her.
Number of sacks that Blue Devil senior Luke Bakkum (Sr, Oconomowoc, Wis.) has this year, good for first in the WIAC.
National rank of the Stout men’s rugby club as of the most recent rankings.
Number of strokes the women’s golf team won the WIAC tournament by last weekend.
Rushing yards over the past two games for senior running back Tanner Kuehn (Fairchild) after gaining 13 yards in the first two games.
Score the women’s golf team shot in the second round of the WIAC tournament, setting the record for lowest team round in tourney history.
Football Preview Colin Marklowitz Sports Editor
The Blue Devils return to Don and Nona Williams Stadium Saturday, Oct. 11 for the homecoming game. Nothing will come easy for Stout though, as the opponent is none other than the defending Division III national champion University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. The Warhawks attack is off to another great start this season, going 4-0, 1-0 WIAC. Stout, on the other hand, stumbled out the gate, losing three of the first four games including a 32-7 defeat at the hands of UW–Oshkosh. In order for the Blue Devils to contain UW– Whitewater’s potent offense, they need to control the line of scrimmage. Stout’s defensive end Alec Zoern (Sr, Germantown, Wis.), tackle Jamie Rohrig (Sr, Owatonna, Minn.), nose guard Josh Archibald (Sr, Cottage Grove, Wis.) and end Kevin Houts (Sr, Bloomington, Minn.) are the guys up front who take on the bruisers of the offensive line. This year, the line has done a good job of eating up blocks as evidenced by the play of senior linebacker Luke Bakkum (Oconomowoc, Wis.), who leads in tackles, sacks and tackles for loss. Tyler Naatz (Sr, Menomonie, Wis.), Austin Ludowese (So, Stewart, Minn.) and Collin Laursen (Jr, Mondovi, Wis.) have also been free to make plays in the secondary. On offense, Stout needs to get the running game going early. The team’s strength lies in the running backs Tanner Kuehn (Sr, Fairchild, Wis.) and Adolfo Pacheco (So, South Elgin, Ill.). Both backs bring speed to the table and can be dangerous if they get out into space. If Stout can establish the run early, it will open up passing lanes for the quarterbacks who have spent time under center due to the loss of Hank Kujak (Sr, Blair, Wis.) in the season-opener. Aaron Koerner (So, Colby, Wis.) and Garrett Peterson (So, Menasha, Wis.) split time last game and a timeshare may be in store for the future. If they have time to throw, receivers Aaron Jenny (Sr, Spicer, Minn.) and Cody Rosemeyer (Sr, Gilman, Wis.) have been dependable this year. Jenny leads the conference with five touchdown receptions and is tops on the team in both catches (15) and yards (175). Not far behind him is Rosemeyer, who has 14 catches for 174 yards. The Blue Devils have to control the ball and keep their defense fresh. So far this season, they have struggled to sustain drives, but not due to the lack of playmakers. If they string together longer drives and control the ball on offense, the Warhawks may be in for a big surprise.
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THIS WEEK IN
SPORTS Colin Marklowitz
Another meet and another strong showing for the Blue Devil men’s cross country team. Leading the way for Stout was Patrick Jenkins (Sr, Cambridge, Wis.), who finished eighth of the 385 runners on a wet and windy day in Colfax, Wis. at the Blugold Open. Stout also finished fourth overall as a team. Tony Cass ( Jr, Hortonville, Wis.) and Devin Sauvola (So, Eagle River, Wis.) finished the 8-kilometer course in 17th and 19th place, respectively. With Kathleen Thorn (Jr, West Salem, Wis.) pacing the team, the Blue Devil women ran to a seventh place finish at the Blugold Open. Thorn finished 19th in the field of over 400 runners. Also in the top 100 for Stout was Morgan Sweeney (Jr, Plum City, Wis.) in 59th place, Sydnee Braun (So, Neenah, Wis.) in 62nd, Jordan Keich (Sr, Menomonie, Wis.) in 83rd and Josie Peterson (Sr, Brookfield, Wis.) in 100th. Up next for both teams is the UW–Oshkosh AAE Invitational in Winneconne, Wis. on Saturday, Oct. 18.
The Blue Devil golf team wrapped up their fall season last week with an eighth place finish out of 28 teams at the Division III Midwest Regional Invitational on Sept. 29 and 30 in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. Each of the five Stout golfers shot rounds under 80 over the two-day event. Blake Lentner (Sr, Ramsey, Minn.) was the Blue Devil’s top golfer, shooting a 79 first round and a 76 second round to finish tied for 25th place.The Blue Devils will resume their season in the spring.
Women’s soccer It was a tough week for the Blue Devils soccer team, as nothing seemed to go right. Twice in a row Stout took more shots than their opponents and twice the Blue Devils lost 0-1. The Blue Devils hope to rebound during homecoming week as they take on Hamline University on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. and University of Wisconsin–Superior on Friday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m.
Despite strong efforts in singles play by Emma Pederson (So, Eau Claire, Wis.), Kelsey Pederson (So, Lake Elmo, Minn.) and Anna Lano ( Jr, Chaska, Minn.), the University of Wisconsin–Stout tennis team lost to University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh in Menomonie last Saturday, Oct. 4. Both Pederson’s and Lano battled hard, taking their matches to three sets before getting knocked off. In No. 3 doubles, Pederson and Danielle Lutz (So, Maple Grove, Minn.) also came up just short, falling 8-6. Stout heads to University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point on Oct. 10 before closing out the season at University of Wisconsin–Whitewater on Oct. 18.
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